Feb. 27, 2013
Congratulations to track and field's Chaniqua Corinealdi and Charles Silmon on making history as our first Big 12 champions! Chaniqua and Charles captured the women's and men's 60-meter dashes this past weekend at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ames, Iowa.
ARRIVE EARLY TONIGHT
Reserved seats are sold out and only a limited number of $8 general admission tickets remain available for tonight's home men's basketball game versus No. 15 Oklahoma State. Please note the 6 p.m. tip. Just like we had for the Kansas game three weeks ago, we need a great student turnout and all our season-ticket holders to provide a great home-court advantage in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
2013 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET AND PARKING RENEWALS
With spring practice starting Friday, football season is just around the corner and the time to renew is here! Renewal packets for both season-ticket holders and donor parking will be mailed next week. Please review the materials carefully. Included are details on changing seat or parking locations as well as upgrades. In addition to the season ticket and parking information, you will find how to request tickets for the Aug. 31 Cowboys Classic versus LSU and all our Big 12 road games (Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Kansas State). Please note the April 15 renewal deadline.
OUR 31 FOR 13 CAMPAIGN
Starting Friday, March 1, TCU Athletics and the Frog Club will be rewarding fans for early renewals of their season tickets and donor parking. These fans will be entered to win prizes daily throughout March. That's a total of 31 chances. Folks who renew beginning March 1 can receive items ranging from football helmets to team swag and pre-game sideline passes during the 2013 season.FROG CLUB DONOR REWARDS PROGRAM
The Frog Club is excited to announce a new program that will be featured in this year's football renewal information - the TCU Frog Club Donor Rewards Program. For the first time, your contributions will earn you benefits with more unique access to TCU Athletics and the TCU Frog Club. For example, based on your Donor Rewards level, you may now qualify for a pre-game tailgate event, a football road trip package or a private dinner with TCU head coaches. This new program was designed as a way to say "thank you" to all our donors who generously support TCU Athletics. Please call the Frog Club (817-257-7700) with any questions once you have received the information.AMON G. CARTER STADIUM LEGACY BRICK REPLICA PROGRAM
The Frog Club has recently launched the replica phase of the Stadium Legacy Brick Program. Anyone who has previously made a Legacy Brick contribution is eligible for a keepsake replica. Legacy Replica Bricks make great gifts and are an excellent addition to one's home or office. Replicas come affixed with a commemorative plaque with the option of a TCU Frog Club etched display case to show off your TCU Legacy in style! For more information or to place an order, please visit www.stadiumlegacyreplicabrick.tcu.edu
or call 855-TCU-GIFT (828-4438).
As the below photo illustrates, we've received some great exposure on ESPNews this week. A TCU helmet is prominently on display on the set of the Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo Show.
ON THE DOCKET
In addition to tonight's men's home basketball game versus No. 15 Oklahoma State, we have Senior Days this weekend for our women's basketball and equestrian teams. Women's basketball welcomes Iowa State to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Saturday at 4 p.m., while equestrian, after hosting Kansas State on Saturday at noon, will celebrate Senior Day on Sunday at 10 a.m. versus Auburn. Men's tennis has a home match on Friday at 5:30 p.m. versus SMU, while our women's tennis team is at North Texas today at 2 p.m. Men's and women's swimming and diving is in Austin for the Big 12 Championships, while baseball is at Jacksonville for a three-game series.
MEET THE STAFF
One of the more popular members of our athletics department is Elkhorn, Neb., native and assistant media relations director Matt Hoover. After earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from South Dakota State, Matt is now in his sixth year as a Horned Frog. Among his myriad of responsibilities, he works directly with our women's basketball and equestrian programs while overseeing our website. We are truly glad to have Matt with us. He was born three months premature and weighed just a pound and a half at delivery.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
After coming to TCU as a walk-on, Kurt Wall was a key part of our basketball teams that won back-to-back Southwest Conference championships in 1986 and 1987. Following his graduation, Kurt went on to receive his law degree from LSU. After working as a prosecutor for over 15 years in the Baton Rouge area, Kurt has spent the last four years as the Director of the Criminal Division at the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. He has remained active in the TCU Letterman's Association and Frog Club. Kurt and his wife, Germaine, are the proud parents of four daughters: Elissa, Kate, Erica and Anna.
SPANNING THE GLOBE
This week's edition of TCU supporters flashing the Horned Frog sign and apparel from all points worldwide comes from Cathy Black '92 of Plano, Texas. We see Cathy and Scott Black '91 with their children, McKenna and Colin, as they visited the Tower of London. Please continue to send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your images. These are fun to share.
NAME THE MOVIE QUOTE
Last Week's Answer: In the original Vacation, it was the great Clark Griswold who asked, "Real tomato ketchup, Eddie?"
This Week's Quote: "You want me on that wall, you need me on that wall." Check back next week for the answer on which movie this line is from.
The Ocean State University women's basketball team won its conference tournament this year. The Conference office will be providing each member of the team with a championship gift. There are two student-athletes on the team that did not attend the tournament because they have been academically ineligible all year. Can the Conference office provide a gift to these two student-athletes?
No. NCAA Official Interpretation - 12/12/94 - National or Conference Championship Awards to Ineligible Student-Athletes - states that it is not permissible for an institution or conference (or organization approved by either) to provide awards in recognition of conference or national championships to student-athletes who were not eligible to represent the institution in intercollegiate competition during the applicable sport season.
KEEP IN TOUCH
Please let us know if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding our program. This is also your program and we value your feedback. We welcome all calls and emails.
Christopher M. Del Conte
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics